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wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 17 12:20 pm    Post subject: Numpty electrical repair  Reply with quote    

Please bear with me, my usual standard of electrics is changing a lightbulb.

Jenna has a car seat with speakers in it which connect to an MP3 headphone socket. Someone has pulled the seat out of the car, and torn the wire which plugs into the headphone socket. If I strip the wire back to the metal bits, bodge them together and tape the thing up with electrical tape, will that fix it? I assume we are in no real danger of electrocution from a tablet, even if I get it badly wrong.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 17 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Should be fine

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 17 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

it will work but using a section of connector block + tape will give a longer lasting and more effective repair (i avoided mentioning solder )

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 17 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Too late to order anything. Pity, because I can't find the electrical tape now.

(I found a soldering iron while cleaning out the garage. Probably best avoided)

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 17 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
(I found a soldering iron while cleaning out the garage. Probably best avoided)

Probably best practised with on some scrap: it would give a much better repair.
Get yourself some solder with lead in it though: is much easier to work with, even if it is illegal.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 17 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

clean ends of wire by scraping with a sharp blade ,twist together, melt small blob of fluxed wire solder onto (cleaned) tip of iron, apply solder to wires, heat until it flows

or clean wire end and terminal on plug then solder as above ,slightly trickier as you need to get the wire and terminal to touch withone hand or a closes peg (or similar) and use the soldering iron with the other

tis pretty easy really youtube probably has plenty of instructional videos

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 17 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Twist the wires together and use superglue. For this it'll work grand.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 17 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

aye but is superglue safer than solder

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 17 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Probably not, I'm still recovering from the Easter bonnet glue-gun burns.

Thank you all. I will have a go.

OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Posts: 2737
Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 17 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Best joining solution around are things called wago connectors. They are push fit, quick and permanent. Used by electricians everywhere. The lever type are suitable for finer/stranded cables. You can put them inside small (wago) boxes for a neater finish.

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 17 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So how did you get on WW?

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 17 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The superglue didn't work. I've yet to try anything else, as we're on holiday. Also, the clutch on the car smells awful, and needs sorting if we're to get home.

frewen



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 17 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Boo and double boo then

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